Date of Final Oral Examination (Defense)
Type of Culminating Activity
Master of Arts in Political Science
Brian Wampler, Ph.D.
Michael Allen, Ph.D.
Isaac Castellano, Ph.D.
The monarchies of the Gulf Cooperation Council are thriving today, despite the decline of monarchies everywhere else in the world. I explore the significant factors that allow these countries to maintain monarchy as a viable governing system. I find that Gulf Cooperation Council states employ a diverse set of tools to control the populace and provide stability. These tools include generous social welfare programs, a repressive state security apparatus, a large guest worker population, and strong ties and cooperation with other gulf monarchies. Using these tools allows these states to overcome the political challenges that threaten monarchical stability in our time.
Miner, Sean, "Monarchical Stability in the Gulf Coast States" (2017). Boise State University Theses and Dissertations. 1353.